Substitute host Gil Halsted speaks with Jerome Dillard, a lead organizer of Ex-Prisoners Organizing, about advocating for the rights of the incarcerated and the formerly-incarcerated ; and later speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Minnich about her recent book about genocide and how it happens, The Evil of Banality.
Lisa Matteur, an Outreach Librarian at the Madison Public Library and Talib Akbar, a former solitary inmate joined Brian Standing in the WORT studios to talk about the movement to eliminate the use of solitary confinement in Wisconsin.
What’s happening with the Dane County Jail? Is a new prison being built? Is the old prison being renovated? What do prison abolitionists think of the plans? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
Why is the American prison system a growth industry? Check out this addition of A Public Affair with Allen Ruff where him and his guest discuss the issue of prisons in our society.